Colour is less obvious at this time of year – yet in the amazing winter light it has a vibrance all of its own – like with this amazing red winter kale seen at Ness Gardens.
As a result of my photography in Ness Gardens, I was invited to Germany to go and see the Weleda Garden at Wetzgau, the largest medicinal garden in Europe. Weleda’s approach to health care is based on the principles of Dr Rudolf Steiner and Dr Ita Wegman who were looking to develop a system that used natural ingredients. This led to the creation of the world’s first biodynamic garden. Biodynamics refers to understanding that soil, plants, animals and humans need to work together as a whole, and where chemicals are forbidden. The place was humming with bees.
Bodnant is based in North Wales and has to be one of the most stunning gardens in the UK, thanks to its varied topography and mild climate. A visit here is highly recommended particularly in late spring early summer. You can lose yourself in its many acres for hours, and still not see it all.